By Michael Block
There's nothing like the bond between siblings. Even if something happens, there is an undeniable connection where forgiveness is just a conversation away. Written by Meghan Gambling, Bonnie's Future Sisters is a captivating comedy that showcases the beauty of sisterhood. Bonnie is engaged, and to celebrate the occasion she brings all the sisters, well her sister and her soon-to-be sister-in-laws, together for a getting to know you night. But just as the liquor starts flowing, truths come out and mistakes are made as the true test of family is out to the test. Bonnie's Future Sisters is smart writing. Not only has Gambling penned great characters, she gives them immense depth. she has composed a genuinely great stage play. The situation is fun, the characters are relatable. It's one of those shows you could watch again and again. And what's so great is that Gambling has room to expand and add. We see the dynamics of all the characters but we're left wanting a scene between the "bad girls" of the respective families, Corey and Larissa. Nevertheless, Gambling's ability to bring effortless humor and moments of tenderness in a single moment showcases her talent as a writer. Gambling has a pulse on crafting strong characters.
Taking on the role of writer-director can be troublesome. Meghan Gambling seemed, for the most part, able to combat it. Gambling prescribed to the power of stillness, making the action of the evening real. There were no unnecessary crosses to change up the stage picture. It felt right.
Bonnie’s Future Sisters is a well-oiled machine. It moved while moving you. It’s a sweet play written by a promising scribe.